Chinois lavant les sables auriferes du rocker
4.75 in HIGH x 6.25 in WIDE
(12.06 cm HIGH x 15.87 cm WIDE)
Oakland Museum of California Donors Acquisition Fund

in image: br: monogram + LALY
center below image: Chinois lavant les sables auriferes du rocker. - Dessin de Chassevent d'apres une gravure californienne.

from accession sheet: "The 48-page article we have "Voyage en Californie" by L. Simonin, appears to be one part of one semiannual issue of the periodical which Bancroft library has one year of (call nol. G440.C3). The title page in their first volume reads: Le Tour du Monde/Nouveau Journal des Voyages/publie sous la direction de M. Edouard Charton/et illustre par nos plus celebres artistes/1861 Librairie de L. Hachette et cie., Paris The 1861 year consists of two parts, III (livraisons 53-78) and IV (livraisons 79-103). Our copy says V and includes livraisons 105-107, therefore it is presumably the first or second article from the first volume of 1862 (there was a note on the Bancroft volume about the Journal appearing twice a year). 1862 would have been the third year of publication. Another note somewhere on the Bancroft copy was "'imprime par Ch. Lahure et Cie.'""

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